Daily Recovery Quotes – October 1

October 1

AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote

The distinguished American psychologist, William James, in his book ‘Varieties of Religious Experience,’ indicates a multitude of ways in which men have discovered God. We have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired. If what we have learned and felt and seen means anything at all, it means that all of us, whatever our race, creed, or color are the children of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try. Those having religious affiliations will find here nothing disturbing to their beliefs or ceremonies. There is no friction among us over such matters. – Pg. 28 – There Is A Solution


Hour To Hour – Book – Quote

Sometimes we are confused about what to do. But we tell people, ‘Do the next right thing.’ We do know what is right and what is wrong from the age of seven. Often our mind tries to muddy our thinking by making excuses or rationalizing. You really do know the right thing to do.

Higher Power, of my understanding, please let me respond to the right and wrong of my Higher Self–for the basic knowledge that was once so clear.

My Family Illness

My family has a disease and it’s not me. My family drinks poison and serves poison up to each other, but I don’t have to. My family chooses to deny the impact of addiction and the trauma that follows it but I don’t have to. My family defends their right to stay sick but I want to get well. My family, for whatever reason, is determined to not identify the family illness that has made us all sick. But the illness stands out to me in Technicolor. I see it and I trust my own eyes.

– Tian Dayton PhD


Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote

When you place your sponsor on a pedestal you are like a child bragging to the other kids, ‘Nah, nah, nah, my sponsor is better than your sponsor!’

I don’t place my sponsor on a pedestal. It is only from a high place that they can fall.


“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book

Addiction: touched by an angle. Recovery: touched by an angel.


Time for Joy – Book – Quote

As I am learning to see the world through the eyes of love and compassion, I am becoming more and more full of love and compassion for myself and others.

I deserve to feel good about myself today and I am learning how.


Alkiespeak – Book – Quote

Why I tell you how long I’ve been sober is that there are so many new things happening in AA that one day we might get a pension plan going here, and I want to get my full benefit! – Norm A.